Whew, I’ve had a whirlwind of a week last week, lots of fun, but a whirlwind nonetheless! You’ll be pleased to know I actually finished my dad’s pressie before I went to have fun with some local sewing blogging buddies at The Stitchery on Saturday afternoon (more about that later in the week when the resident photographer has shared :o) ) and then that evening I went to see the Revolution cycling series just up the road in at the velodrome they built for the Commonwealths. Sunday was all about the mundane housework, a fun wee photo shoot and then packing for a work trip to Norwich.
Now for those of you unfamiliar with UK geography, Norwich is about as difficult a place as you can get to from Glasgow. About the only place from which it might be more difficult would be Fort William or Oban, which are north west of here – you see Norwich is in East Anglia, the bit that sticks out to the east, and Glasgow is in the north west, and things do not run diagonally across the country, not roads, not rail, nothing, you either go across and down and then across again, or down and across, or down and lots of incremental acrosses. Which is why I’ve spent over 16 hours on trains in the last 2 days, all for a meeting that lasted 4 hours. Joy. Still, I took some ‘activity packs’ for the train, which along with Audible kept me busy (my boss thought this was hilarious BTW)
Finishes This Week:
The pressies, but since I haven’t handed them over yet, I can’t share, sorry!
The wee heart that appeared in the February calendar shoot:
In Progress This Week:
I took the blocks from this to sew at the bloggy gathering, and got a couple more rows made (I’d forgotten that the curved bits weren’t made up into blocks yet) Apologies, I only have this partially laid out photo, I promise I now have the top 4 rows together!
These were my activity packs (don’t worry, the mini charm packs won’t be hanging out together in the end!):
To Be Worked On This Week:
Well my mum and dad are up this weekend, so who knows!
Linking up with Lee and the gang:
Ahh, the February calendar is cute! 🙂
No airplanes? Nice you could enjoy the train time listening and sewing at least.
I do not like trains at all. At least you did have lots of things to do 🙂 and now I need to have close look at the map
I love that little heart. At least you didn't have to go there by donkey!! The train is much nicer for sewing.
Haha UK travel at it's finest, hope the meeting was worth it! Glad you've managed to squeeze some sewing in.
I'm glad you had a fun week. Lots of book reading and sewing on the train I am sure.
Oooo, pretty things! The big quilt with all the curved pieces looks a lot of fun. Brilliant idea to take activity kits on the train; this country is terrible for public transport, isn't it?
Pressie pressie pressie!! Woo!
That quilt, i am goggling!!! What a beauty!
I love trains, but since we dont have any here, and i only take them when on vacay, I feel yer pain at having to do the multiple geometry. Have a blast with mom and dad!!! xx
I'm loving that Stitch Tease quilt.
That first quilt is so cute! Very cheerful
Norwich is inaccessible from pretty much anywhere TBH, they don't like outsiders going there, or maybe they don't like people to leave….? 😉
Glad you had something to do on the train – what did your boss take?!
I only recently found your blog and have enjoyed reading your posts and really like your in progress quilt :-). I too know the joys of getting to Norwich from Glasgow as we did it last year on an Easter break – I feel your pain!!
Thanks for stopping by :o) And hope you didn't end up with quite as many oddities on your trains as I did ;o)
Ooh I'd forgotten about those Bee blocks – looking lovely x
Oh, and yesterday was her birthday!
It sounds like your life has resumed its normal type of crazy Katy. I;d love to spend that much time on a train – plenty of time for hand sewing.
My friend used to have to travel to Norwich weekly from Edinburgh, and there was a direct flight, no idea if it still exists but it would definitely be better than 16 hours on the train!
That's a lot of travel time. No wonder you would've preferred Budapest.
So, what are your plans with your activity pack hexis?
Love the colours in your stitch tease quilt. It's going to be gorgeous when it's finished x
I hope you had a great visit with your parents! Love the mini charm packs!